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05/13/05

Setback, Good News for Reality Check

They're trying to help keep kids off the streets, but a new youth community program may be in jeopardy. We first told you about the Reality Check program in February. Raymont Becton and Thomas Lawton had just received a donated building to house their program and were working to clean it up.

But a few weeks ago, the owners of the empty facility said they wanted it back.

Reality Check was also going to partner with another youth program off East Gwinnett Street. Those plans fell through as well, but the community expressed their disappointment, and today there was some good news.

"I guess the response of the kids in the community was like 'Whoa, wait a minute,'" said Becton. "So the owner just came out to me a few minutes ago and said they are willing to sell it to us for a discounted price of $11,000."

The group hopes to raise enough money to not only buy the building, but renovate the inside too.

We'll keep you posted.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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